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Tommy Joseph | First Baseman | #19

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / SF

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Tommy Joseph left winter ball in the Dominican Republic after suffering a wrist injury.
Joseph only ended up getting 20 at-bats over five games. The good news is that Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said there's not expected to be any long-term implications with the wrist. Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers and 47 RBI over 107 games this past season and could get the majority of at-bats a first base next season. Nov 10 - 6:24 PM

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Tommy Joseph went 2-for-5, drilled a homer, drove in three runs and scored twice in a win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

He stroked an RBI double in the first inning. The two-run homer came off White Sox ace Chris Sale. Joseph is batting .262/.311/.522 with 21 longballs and 45 RBI in 301 at-bats. He should get everyday playing time next year in the absence of Ryan Howard.
Sep 21 - 10:10 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Joseph went yard against Marlins starter Jose Urena in the second inning. Joseph has made quite an impression in his rookie season, hitting 20 homers in his first 290 major league at-bats. Joseph is hitting .252/.299/.503 with 40 RBI and 42 runs scored in 95 games.
Sep 17 - 11:12 PM

Tommy Joseph went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Joseph temporarily knotted the score at 1-1 with his solo homer off Gio Gonzalez in the seventh, but the Nationals would come back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, eventually winning 3-2. For the season, Joseph is slashing .244/.289/.484 with 18 homers and 37 RBI over 275 at-bats.
Sep 11 - 4:57 PM

Tommy Joseph collected his 17th homer and his 11th double Wednesday to help the Phillies beat the White Sox 5-3.

Ryan Howard has been terrific of late, but it still makes more sense for the Phillies to play Joseph at first base than to go back to the former MVP with any regularity. Joseph has run hot and cold, but he has an .813 OPS though 240 at-bats.
Aug 24 - 11:36 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The home run was his 16th of the year. His other hit was a double. The 25-year-old rookie is getting a lot of playing time at first base in place of Ryan Howard and he is making the most of it. The .252 batting average is no great shakes but he does have an .810 OPS in 226 at-bats. He could average 30-plus homers per year over the next few seasons although his batting average and on-base percentage could be cause for concern.
Aug 17 - 10:43 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

He's just getting a breather. Ryan Howard will slide in at first base and bat fifth Saturday against Padres right-hander Paul Clemens. Joseph has contributed a .250 average with three homers and seven RBI since the All-Star break.
Aug 6 - 5:21 PM

Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run and scored twice in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Joseph followed Maikel Franco's three-run dong in the first inning with a solo shot of his own, as the Phillies got to Braves starter Matt Wisler early and often. The homer was Joseph's 14th in 57 major league games this year. The Phillies didn't need much convincing to cast Ryan Howard aside, and the 25-year-old has proven plenty worthy of taking over at first base. Joseph is hitting .262/.294/.524 overall.
Jul 28 - 11:14 PM

Tommy Joseph singled and doubled in the winning run of Monday's victory over the Marlins.

Joseph broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning with an RBI double. He was the only player on both teams to notch a multi-hit game and the first baseman now has multiple hits in three of his last five starts.
Jul 25 - 11:01 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Joseph ripped the solo shot off Marlins starter Jose Urena in the fourth inning, his second in two games and his fifth in his last eight contests. Few have been hotter than the 25-year-old this month, as Joseph is now 14-for-33 (.424) with those five home runs in just 12 July games played. The catcher-turned-first baseman appears to be finding his footing at the major league level and could be securing his spot as the Phillies' first baseman of the future in the process.
Jul 19 - 11:59 PM

Tommy Joseph ripped a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Joseph's solo blast off of Jose Fernandez in the seventh inning put the Phillies up 2-0 at the time, but the Phils blew the save in the ninth and eventually lost in extra innings. The first baseman has been an all-or-nothing slugger since his promotion, slugging 12 home runs but also striking out 42 times and sporting a .278 on-base percentage over 160 at-bats.
Jul 18 - 11:09 PM

Tommy Joseph had a four hit night including his 11th home run of the season on Saturday.

The 4-for-4 game raised his batting average by 20 points to .258 on the year. The rookie has 11 home runs in 151 at-bats. Perhaps now the Phillies will let him snatch the first base gig away from Ryan Howard permanently.
Jul 9 - 11:51 PM

Tommy Joseph launched a pinch-hit, three-run homer off left-hander Jake McGee at Coors Field on Friday.

Joseph did not start for the second day in a row but provided the key play of the game nonetheless. Pinch-hitting for pitcher Vince Velasquez in the seventh inning gave him his chance to shine. Interestingly, Velasquez's .240/.269/.280 line gives him a better batting average and on-base percentage than Joseph's .238/.253/.483 line.
Jul 9 - 1:01 AM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

It looks like Joseph is just getting a breather. Ryan Howard will start at first and bat sixth versus Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis. Joseph got off to an impressive start this year but has hit just .220 with 27 strikeouts in 109 at-bats since June 1.
Jul 7 - 5:39 PM

Tommy Joseph fanned four times as part of an 0-for-5 night against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

The Phillies never should have let Ryan Howard take Joseph under his wing. Following a fast start, Joseph's average now sits at .234, with a .714 OPS. He should continue to start over Howard, but he doesn't look like a mixed-league option right now.
Jun 28 - 1:06 AM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Jorge Alfaro
3Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Roman Quinn
3Nick Williams
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vincent Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Jake Thompson
7Adam Morgan
8Alec Asher
9Mark Appel
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3Joaquin Benoit
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Severino Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Phil Klein
10Alberto Tirado
11David Rollins